For the second of Lauren’s aces helped her to become the first girl ever to win the Rugby Golf Club junior championship.
She scored the hole-in-one during the second round of the 36-hole competition, returning a one-over par 71. She added it to her earlier score of 77 and tied for the title with one of the boys.
The youngsters played-off over three holes to decide the championship and Lauren’s birdie, bogey, par scores gave her victory. “I’m the only girl who has ever won it and I was really pleased,” she said.
The four-handicapper had her hole-in-one on the uphill 100-yard 8th hole where she used a pitching wedge.
“I couldn’t see it because it’s an elevated green but two juniors on the 9th tee watched it and told me it had gone in. I thought they were joking!” said Lauren.
She had scored her first hole in one a few weeks earlier on the 145-yard 12th hole where she used a seven-iron for her shot over water. On that occasion Lauren was playing in a junior medal.
Lauren is also the Warwickshire girls’ U15 and U16 champion and has been in one of ELGA’s birdie squads this season. “The coaching has helped me a lot, it’s improved my swing 100 per cent,” she said.
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